Caffe Cino Pictures

Early Plays, Late Plays, Gay Plays

Posted in Uncategorized by Robert on January 1, 1901
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From 1958 to 1968, plays were produced on the floor of New York’s Caffe Cino. The first plays were pirated classics, but gradually new plays became the rule. More early Cino plays HERE. See Cino gay plays HERE..

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  1. Geoffrey A. Hamell said, on December 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I do believe I shared a house with Robert Frink and other members of the Manning Street theater company in 1070! Very interested in getting in touch if it’s really him. Is there any way I can get an address or [ass mine along? – Geoffrey A. Hamell

  2. Robert Patrick said, on April 6, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Please include an e-mail address when you make a Comment. Thank you.

  3. Ribert Patrick said, on March 12, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    And Walter Michael Harris responded to him with:
    Dear Bob,

    You’ve done it at last
    Made a Time Machine, fast
    That we can now ride
    On yesteryear’s tide

    To the Days of Downtown
    When we all owned this town
    And Jayne was in Clown
    And I in Brown Crown

    When Mom, Dad and clan
    With Joe, Magic Man
    Could play out our dreams
    On alternative themes

    Speaking the words
    Of yours – and the herds
    Of playwrights (not nerds)
    From stages absurd

    O what a time!
    In memory it shines
    And now, any time
    In your pages online.



  4. Ribert Patrick said, on March 12, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Mark Waren replied to it:
    My darling Robert dear,
    You’ve become a nostalgic queer
    Copping a look at your memory book
    Filled with pictures of yesteryear.

    I’m not disparaging the sheer
    Vertiginous near
    Splendor of your Cino flock
    But bloody hell it’s yesteryear!

    Life’s highways often veer
    Far from first home. A seer
    Wrote theatre’s a back look
    A warm glance. Yesteryear.

    So I suppose it’s mere
    Bad sportsmanship on my part dear:
    I’m envious you had a nook
    To do your stuff without a fear
    Even only yesteryear.


  5. Ribert Patrick said, on March 12, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I sent this poem about these pages to a group of Cino People:
    Now and then I must look
    Through my memory book
    At pictures of yesteryear.

    Oh, what joy and what grief
    I relive as I leaf
    Through pictures of yesteryear.

    Please don’t frown if I laugh
    At a sad photograph
    Or a happy one brings on a tear,

    For here at the last
    All the past is the past
    And a smile and a frown are both dear

    In pictures of yesteryear.

  6. Steve said, on March 4, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Robert, you have done a magnificent job with this. One of life’s many paradoxical gifts–AOL stops hosting sites, we all go into a severe depression, then Ms. PD James steps forward and fosters a much more interesting, sophisticated and user-friendly site. Bravo!

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